Judge Durwood Conque will retire at end of year

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Lafayette Parish Judge Durwood Conque says he will retire when his six-year term ends in December.

Conque was first elected to the 15th Judicial District bench in 1987. During his tenure, he served as chief judge for the three-parish judicial district composed of Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes, and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Judicial College, according to a news release.

When he retires, The Advocate reports Conque will have served 27 years.

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